We are gathered here today to welcome Patrice Wilton to our blog. Dedicated and sincere we right wrongs, we inform, we support, we know a good sale, have the best recipes and are a group of dedicated writers. We write because we have to, we can't stop ourselves. We are authors!!
We are The Pink Fuzzy Slipper Writers!!!

Dressed in these cloaks, (Linda's idea, kind of Gothic really), the pile of coupons we carry, (Joanne's idea), the ceremonial Indian masks, (Beth of course), the organization of the whole ceremony (MM, naturally), the men that carry Patrice in, (Toni), even the night creatures, (Dayana), well you get the idea we each have contributed to your special initiation. All of us have joined in happiness to greet a new member. So the secret ceremony over, the festivities begin.

We throw off our cloaks and head to the beach, where Patrice likes to hang. Some of us are following her to the tennis courts, some of us are hiding inside her air conditioned home, drinking Pina Colada's or lemonade. No matter, we are all here to celebrate you.


Patrice moved to sunny Florida and she enjoys the beautiful beaches . Relaxing in her lovely Florida homw.
Thanks for joining us Patrice, we look forward to your blogs and comments and we are so happy you decided to participate. I hope you have fun with it. Welcome my friend!
Blog well.


Patrice would like to share some quotes with you.

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. - Ray Bradbury
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia - E.L. Doctorow
Proofread carefully to see if you any words out - author unknown
I try to leave out the parts that people skip. -Elmore Leonard
Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn't wait to get to work in the morning. I wanted to know what I was going to say. - Sharon O'Brien
Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very", your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. - Mark Twain.

So let's leave a comment to support Patrice. She is what my grandma would call a good soul.

Play by FoxSaver®


  1. Mary Marvella // October 14, 2009 at 12:09 AM  

    Welcome, Patrice and Kudos on a fine job, Mary R! You da bomb!

  2. Patrice Wilton // October 14, 2009 at 7:55 AM  

    Thank you, Mary R, Mary M, Mona, Beth, Dayana and everyone of you that has made me so welcomed. I'm thrilled to be with you all and hope to measure up. I've been enjoying the chats and blogs for the past few weeks, and I can see that I'm amongst many talented, wonderful ladies. I'm up for some fun! Now that Halloween is only two weeks away, tell me what is your scariest movie of all time?

  3. Judy // October 14, 2009 at 9:13 AM  

    Welcome, Patrice! Glad to have you aboard. Had to laugh at your question. With the anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, I recalled how terrified I was by the monkeys and the witch. I cried and had to duck my head through most of it. Needless to say, I'm not a fan of horror movies

  4. Patrice Wilton // October 14, 2009 at 9:34 AM  

    I agree that the children stories were all grew up with and loved were pretty darn scary and gruesome! I mean, how horrible was Sleeping Beauty? Taking her out into the forest to cut off her head, or some such terrible thing, and Pinocchio had some pretty bad things happening, but my all time favorite, and I used to love scary shows was Pyscho, the mother, and the shower scene. What was the guys name, Anthony something, he scared me forever, when ever I saw him again in another movie, I got weirded out.

  5. Jianne Carlo // October 14, 2009 at 10:49 AM  

    Welcome Patrice. It's wonderful to have you here.

    And Mary, what a great introduction!

    Scariest movie for me has to be The Shining. Jack Nicholoson grinning and growling, "Heeeere's Johnny," still send shiver down my spine,



  6. Patrice Wilton // October 14, 2009 at 11:26 AM  

    Oooh, Jianne,
    That was a good one! Jack is like one of the worst villians ever! But my all time horror flick is, oh gosh, the name just flew out of my brain, the one with Anthony Hopkins, and that creepy guy who captures people and skins them. Love that show!

  7. Beth Trissel // October 14, 2009 at 11:32 AM  

    Welcome Patrice. What a lovely intro! So glad to have you with us.

  8. Mary Ricksen // October 14, 2009 at 1:59 PM  

    Psycho hands down! When Norman stabbed her in the shower. I almost peed my pants.
    Welcome Patrice, I couldn't find a golfer to put up.
    Thank for joining!

  9. Barbara Monajem // October 14, 2009 at 2:21 PM  

    Welcome, Patrice! Loved the quotes, and the graphics looked much more attractive than the view out my office window (a rainy parking lot).

    I don't usually watch scary movies because I'm a total wimp when it comes to suspense. I hide in the next room peering around the door until a suspenseful scene is over.

  10. Pamela Varnado // October 14, 2009 at 4:04 PM  

    Welcome Patrice, I look forward to reading your posts. Halloween is very dear to my heart because I'm a serious horror movie fan. Unfortunately, most of them don't raise my fright meter much. But I have been known to have a nightmare or two after watching one of the Dawn of the Dead movies.

  11. Patrice Wilton // October 14, 2009 at 4:07 PM  

    Hi Barbara, Beth, Mary,
    Sorry I had to go out this afternoon and never got back to you. Okay, what about books? What scares you in a story -- werewolves, vampires, psycho killers, sci-fi, what makes you want to keep your lights on at night?
    I love thrillers and suspense which are believable, but that's just me. Wouldn't mind being bitten by a sexy vampire, but Ralph might not like it so much! LOL.

  12. Patrice Wilton // October 14, 2009 at 4:16 PM  

    Hi Pam,
    And thanks for the welcome. My son talked me into seeing Saw 1 or 2, not sure, but it was really, really horrible, so my fright factor is not as tolerant as it used to be. We're all writers as well as readers, so tell me what frightens you as a writer? Bad rejections, fear of success - ha!Thought I'd throw that one in! How about fear of letting down the reader, fear that you make them laugh when you meant them to cry? I fear that I will never be good enough, not good enough for New York, not good enough to make people care, not good enough to compete with all the wonderful writers out there, not good enough for editors to say I Want That Book! We all have fears, but we live with them daily, and they make us stronger and try harder to be better.
    What makes you all afraid?

  13. Traci // October 14, 2009 at 5:06 PM  

    I am so glad to cyber meet a great person :)
    yeah Patrice!!!

  14. Mary Ricksen // October 14, 2009 at 5:31 PM  

    My favorite book. Ever? Hmmm that is not possible for Romance, it would be Diana Gabaldon's Voyager. For classics A Tale of Two Cities, for Sci Fi, Any of Edgar Rice Burrough's John Carter of Mars series. See! Just too many favorites!

  15. Joanne // October 14, 2009 at 6:24 PM  

    Welcome, Patrice! We are thrilled to have you join our Pink Fuzzy Blog.

  16. Joanne // October 14, 2009 at 6:24 PM  

    Welcome, Patrice! We are thrilled to have you join our Pink Fuzzy Blog.

  17. Patrice Witlon // October 14, 2009 at 6:53 PM  

    Hey, thank you Traci, Mary R and Joanne for your comments and my welcome! Traci is the ex-prez of the FRW which is a great local chapter for us in south Florida. That's where I met the wonderful Mary Ricksen, Jianne, Mona, and Dayana! How good could that be?
    Is anyone going to the NJWA conference?

  18. Scarlet Pumpernickel // October 14, 2009 at 7:36 PM  

    Chiming in late! Had to work all day!But I'm free at last, free at last...two glorious days to write, sleep late, stay up late and work on my story! Yes! Oh, got carried away there, Patrice, welcome to the fuzzies! We are pleased to have you join our little crew. It's a great place to hang. You will love all the pink fuzzy ladies!

    Mary R, I am impressed with all the lovely graphics. You rock girl.


  19. Scarlet Pumpernickel // October 14, 2009 at 7:45 PM  

    Anthony Perkins
    Silence of the Lambs
    Incase no one has answered the two questions.
    Silence of the Lambs still freaks me out!

    All time scariest novel: Christine by Steven King. As a rule I don't do scary. A College prof gave me his copy of Christine and dared me to read it! I did and had to sit with my chair backed into the corner and all the lights on in the house!

    As a writer, rejection, hands down.

  20. Patrice Wilton // October 14, 2009 at 8:20 PM  

    Hi Scarlett,
    Happy to hear you have 2 lovely days off to write. What is your day job? You look so glamouous and exotic in your photo, I dare to wonder! An exclusive heiress, a camera shy actress, a famed author perhaps? Anyway, you nailed the two names my mind couldn't grasp, so maybe that's it! A mind reader. Wasn't Silence of the Lambs the best and the worst scariest show of all. But the second was such a let down. And rejections sure hurt and I can't stand them either, but I'm almost numb to them. Almost, but not quite. Not making it, is my worst fear. I can stand a lot, but not that.

  21. Scarlet Pumpernickel // October 14, 2009 at 9:20 PM  

    The avitar is necessary because of the day job. I'm a spy! Can't allow my face to be seen!

    You're right about the sequel to Silence of the Lambs. Didn't care for it at all.

  22. Scarlet Pumpernickel // October 14, 2009 at 9:36 PM  

    Patrice, I visited your website,it's cool. Couldn't find a way to comment on your blog. Wanted you to know I'd visited.

  23. Mona Risk // October 14, 2009 at 10:01 PM  

    Welcome to the Pink Fuzzy Slippers. I'll put your picture and book covers up now.

  24. Patrice Wilton // October 15, 2009 at 9:13 AM  

    Scarlett! A spy- how exciting! Bet you get to hang out with all those sexy James Bond types too.
    Thanks for checking out my website, and I don't have the blog working - no big surprise there!

  25. Nightingale // October 15, 2009 at 7:43 PM  

    A day late but the sentiments are sincere -- welcome Patrice!!

  26. Mary Marvella // October 15, 2009 at 8:40 PM  

    Wow, Patrice. I was on the run Wednesday and today. I'll do more research on you soon. I'll find all your secrets. Back to reading a dissertation for a man. YAWN! I get paid to proof it. YAWN (for $$$)